Wednesday's near occultation of Mars by the Moon

by James Turley

I wish the TV 76 had been mine. What a wonderful instrument. But it was Rich N. who set it up in front of my car, and let me use it all night.

As Casey pointed out, the alignment of Mars, the Moon, the telephone pole, and the tree in the same FOV was stunning.

We had a temperature inversion last night, but no laminar fog layer. When I left MB around midnight, temperatures were 75F bone dry. Mark's CPT was giving off sparks. At 280 and Page Mill, 61F.

Question of the Night: Is Mars closer to Earth now, than Venus is now? Hmmmm....